Getting Drafted By The Greatest Organization In Sports Seems Pretty Fucking Awesome

Last night the Yankees took catcher/first baseman Austin Wells with the 28th overall pick in the MLB Draft. As the announcement rolled on through Austin and his family went absolutely nuts on TV. What a moment that's gotta be for the family. Just the feeling of getting drafted in the first round, but also finding out you're headed to the best organization in sports as well. What a dream. I loved that his buddies in the back were absolutely blackout during this. There's no other way to welcome your guy to the show. 

This is actually Wells' second time being taken by the Yankees, as he drafted by New York in the 35th round back in 2018. He opted to go to Arizona instead in a decision that clearly paid off. He hit .357/.476/.560 in 71 games between his freshman season and his shortened sophomore season. Wells also hit .308/.389/.526 with 7 homers in the Cape Cod league in 2019. Winning the Outstanding Pro Prospect Award after 46 game in the league. 

The dude can absolutely rake and is drawing comparisons to Kyle Schwarber. That would make perfect sense since Brian Cashman has had wet dreams trying to get his hands on the Cubs slugger for years now. Now, after one failed attempt, he's got his own version. 

This is now the third straight year the Yankees have taken a catcher early in the draft. Cue the Ohhhhhhh that must mean Gary Sanchez's time is done right? Hot seat Gary! I think that's an overreaction you'll see common with anyone talking about these picks. I think the Yankees are taking the best hitter available and if he happens to be a catcher that doesn't mean he'll be a catcher in the big leagues. You worry about the position later. Remember, Bryce Harper was a catcher primarily when he was drafted and how'd that turn out? Wells will likely turn into a first baseman when he gets the call down the road, but the lefty bat he'll bring with him will be what we fall in love with.